General Assembly Meetings -
One Sunday a month at Alexander's Steakhouse, Peoria

2023 Meeting Dates:
January 8 
February  5
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 9
August  6
September 10
October 1
November 5
December 3

Festa Picnic - August 
Join us for our 92nd Festa on August 13, 2023. Click here for more information.  

Several times a year Society members will get together outside of our meetings to enjoy each other's company, converse and relax.
  • April 2022 Social We'll have a social on April 24 at Agatucci's, 2607 N University, Peoria at 5pm. The parking lot is small, so be prepared to park on the side street. The Society will have a reserved space in the back of the restaurant. Please RSVP to Sara Schlueter so we can give a head count to Agatucci's. 
  • March 2022 Social Society members will celebrate St. Joseph Day (March 19) with a social on March 20. We will go to Midway Duck Inn on Rte 26 between Spring Bay and Lacon. Plan to meet at the restaurant at 5pm. To see a menu or for more information, go to their website:
  • August 2022 Social Rosati's, 137A Radio City Dr., North Pekin IL on Sunday, August 14. Meet at 5pm. Email Maureen Hallengren your RSVP by August 10. 

Italian Heritage Day - October 
Each year,  the members of the Italian-American Society gather together to celebrate our heritage as Italians. A member of the Society or Peoria community will often speak about the history of Italians globally or in the United States. 

Annual Christmas/Holiday Dinner - December 
Each December at our monthly meeting members of the Society take time to reflect on the past year and celebrate family and friendship at our annual Christmas/Holiday Dinner. In addition to the buffet meal, members are encouraged to prepare and bring Italian desserts. At this event, the Society members collect items for a charity in the area. There may also be special appearances by Santa and La Befana